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BAM Sets 2016 Winter/Spring Season of Theater, Dance, Music and Opera


Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, today announced programming for the 2016 Winter/Spring Season. The season runs from January 16 through June 12 and comprises theater, dance, music, opera and visual art events in the institution's three venues-the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, the BAM Harvey Theater, and the BAM Fisher.

One major highlight of the season is the Royal Shakespeare Company's complete history play cycle, King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings, in repertory this spring.

BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo said, "The rich array of international and American theater, music, and dance this season will resonate with BAM's adventurous audiences. We welcome back the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Mariinsky Theatre, Maly Drama Theatre, Les Arts Florissants, Danielle Finzi Pasca, and the Civilians-each with exciting new productions-as well as now-classic work by one of BAM's earliest artistic colleagues, Trisha Brown. Our theater presentations also include dynamic contemporary work by playwrights David Hare and Charles Mee, and a unique dance collaboration by Akram Khan and Israel Galván. DanceAfrica, our longest-running program now in its 39th season, will return under the artistic direction of Abdel R. Salaam. We invite you to explore our artistic riches this season."

BAM President Katy Clark said, "I am so pleased to have joined this wonderful organization and look forward to this spectacular season of productions. I would like to thank our major sponsors, particularly our season sponsor Bloomberg Philanthropies, all of our generous donors, and our board for their continued support and very warm welcome."

2016 Winter/Spring Lineup:

The Glory of the World | Charles Mee, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Les Waters
The Cherry Orchard | Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia; Lev Dodin
Rimbaud in New York | The Civilians, Steve Cosson, John Ashbery
King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings (Richard II; Henry IV, parts I & II; Henry V) | Royal Shakespeare Company
La Verità | Daniele Finzi Pasca, Compagnia Finzi Pasca
The Judas Kiss | David Hare, Neil Armfield

Trisha Brown Dance Company | Trisha Brown
Torobaka | Akram Khan, Israel Galván
The Mariinsky at BAM | Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Theatre: A Tribute to Maya Plisetskaya
DanceAfrica | Abdel R. Salaam, Chuck Davis

The Mariinsky at BAM | Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra: Folk, Form, and Fire: The Prokofiev Piano Concertos

Les Fêtes Vénitiennes | André Campra, Les Arts Florissants, Opéra Comique

2016 Winter/Spring subscriptions go on sale November 16 (November 9 for BAM Members). Single tickets for all Winter/Spring shows go on sale December 7 (November 30 for Members). Chase cardholders will have advance access to single tickets for the Royal Shakespeare Company's King and Country cycle from December 3 through 6. Prices are subject to change after November 29. To purchase tickets visit or contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100.

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